20ft Standard Container Dimensions:

20ft shipping container from Pelican Containers has the following dimensions:

External measurement 6.058m/2.438m/2.591m ( 20’/8’/8’6 )
Internal measurement 5.898m/2.352m/2.348m ( 19’4/7’9/7’8 )
Floor area 13.93m2 (150sqft)
Volume 32.2 m3 ( 1,170 cu ft )
Maximum Gross weight
30,480 kg ( 67,200 lbs )
Tare Weight
2,080 kgs  ( 4,585 lbs )
Payload capacity 28,400 kg ( 62,610 lbs )
Structure Steel or aluminium exterior, stainless steel interior
Designed, Built and Certified ISO, TIR, UIC, CSC and ABS approved

20ft Standard Shipping Container Usability and Features:

At Pelican Containers, you can find 20ft standard shipping containers for sale with the following features:

  • Made from 14-gauge high-strength corrugated steel
  • 27mm marine-grade plywood floor
  • CSC certified
  • ISO-compliant
  • Weather & rodent-proof
  • Multiple air vents and lashing points
  • Includes lockbox
  • Undergoes thorough quality check before being handed over to the customers

Container Buyer’s Guide

If you decide to buy a 20ft standard shipping container, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our staff will help you to buy used 20ft shipping containers in the needed condition and to prepare your site for delivery. You’ll avoid the frustrations and unknowns when buying a container with us.

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Reviews of Our Customers

Adam Smith
(Jacksonville, Florida)

It was a pleasure to interact with the people in this company. My container was delivered safely and on time. The doors worked well and there were no dents or cracks. Well done!

Demetrius Lucas
(Long Beach, California)

It was a nice experience interacting with the helpful staff at Pelican. The container was in really good condition and perfectly suited my need of a storage shed. Will come back in the future if I need more.

Patricia Wang
(Fort Worth, Texas)

We ordered a 40’ standard container in April but received a 40’ high cube after 10 days. We immediately communicated this to the company and they told we could use the bigger unit at no extra cost. We were delighted!


Can I use a used 20ft shipping container as a garage?

Yes, a 20ft standard shipping container is great for use as a garage. You can store your car as well as smaller vehicles such as bicycles or motorcycles in a 20ft metal shipping container.

What are the features of a 20ft sea container?

To ensure your container will be long-lasting, consider a few basic factors when looking for new or used 20ft shipping containers for sale. A good container needs to be made of durable steel. Corrugated walls and heavy-duty wood floors make containers especially strong. The doors of the container should open 270 degrees.

How can I buy a 20ft standard shipping container?

Once you have chosen the right container size, you need to decide on the condition of the container. You can buy a new 20ft shipping container or a used one. A used container can be in very good condition, or it can be used many times. Your choice depends on what you need the container for. After you have decided on a 20-foot sea container, leave a request. Once you have selected a particular container, we can close a deal.

Do you have any questions?

If for some reason you did not find the service or product you need, you can always leave a request for a free consultation and get an answer.

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